Monday, January 5, 2009

Word of the Year

Octamom and Laurie and Tip Junkie (among the many others) have encouraged their readers to pick a word of the year that would symbolizes what I would like for the coming year. My word for this year is...

Simplify


I love this word and have it hanging up in my bedroom. I have come to the conclusion that I need to simplify so many things in my life. I have already tried to start this by going through my little home and throwing away or packing up anything that was cluttering our space. I have to admit I feel like I have just put on new underwear or slithered between clean sheets. It feels awesome!

I really think all of us are constantly bombarded by things we need to do for ourselves and our children and I want to be able to discern what is needed (like family time and personal time) and what we don't need in our lives. I want to live a simple life.

I love a talk given by Dallin H. Oaks who is one of the 12 apostles for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. His talk titled Good, Better, Best has helped me to identify what are the best things I need to make sure I do in my life.

Well on the simplifying...

6 comments:

Octamom said...

Great word for the year! I could use a little of that around here too!

Blessings!

Louisa said...

Definitely a great word for the year!! Becky, thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind and encouraging words! I am glad to hear that life with a 13month old is good but gee it sucks to be away from family doesn't it!!

tara @ kidz said...

Great word Becky!

I haven't been to this blog of yours yet. I'm glad Tip Junkie sent me this way!

Best wishes for a simple 09!

Heatherlyn Colt said...

This is the first time I've been to your blog. I like the flowers at the top.

Dacia said...

Just visiting from tip junkie. Great word, couldn't we all use some of this!

Yaya said...

That's an awesome word of the year! Good luck!!